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Calverton Solar Energy Center, 22.9 MW commercial solar facility, marks one year of operations

by Jul 20, 2023
The 22.9-megawatt Calverton Solar Energy Center celebrated one year of operations, powering over 4,200 households, at an event Wednesday at the solar facility's Edwards Avenue site.

Lease granted to solar developer for Youngs Avenue landfill site

by Jul 10, 2023
The Riverhead Town Board authorized a 25-year lease last week to allow the construction of a solar power facility on the Youngs Avenue landfill.

Riverhead extends moratorium on commercial solar energy systems for another year

by Oct 19, 2022
The Town Board voted unanimously last night, 4-0 with Councilman Frank Beyrodt recused, to extend the moratorium on new solar energy system approvals, initially adopted in October 2021.

Second utility-scale battery energy storage system facility under review by Riverhead Town

by Aug 25, 2022
A second utility grid-scale battery energy storage facility is in the review pipeline at Riverhead Town Hall, with more sure to follow, according to town officials. This proposal is for an Edwards Avenue site, adjacent to the LIPA substation that has attracted over 600 acres of utility-scale solar power facilities in the vicinity.

Town Board mulls extending solar moratorium

by Aug 11, 2022
The Riverhead Town Board is considering extending the town’s year-long moratorium on commercial solar energy project applications. The moratorium is set to expire in October.

Riverhead adopts moratorium on new commercial solar applications

by Oct 20, 2021
A 12-month moratorium on commercial solar energy applications in the Town of Riverhead was approved by the town board last night. Though the vote was unanimous, the subject remained contentious.

Riverhead airs revised moratorium on solar energy production

by Sep 24, 2021
A new proposal for a moratorium on solar energy production systems in Calverton may be voted on at the next town board meeting.

Proposed solar moratorium resurfaces at Riverhead Town Hall

by Aug 27, 2021
Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar has asked the town board to again consider a moratorium on new solar projects in the town pending the completion of the comprehensive plan update.

State approves 36 MW solar facility on 275 acres in Calverton

by Jun 25, 2021
The state today issued a final siting permit for a 36-megawatt solar facility in Calverton, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning.It was one of the first two renewable energy projects to be approved by the new Office of Renewable Energy Siting, created last year to streamline review and approval of renewable energy applications.

Fourth large solar energy facility in Calverton clears major hurdle

by May 7, 2021
The Riverhead Planning Board last night granted preliminary site plan approval to the proposed Calverton Solar Energy Center, a 22.9 megawatt commercial solar energy production facility to be built on approximately 198 acres off Edwards Avenue in Calverton.